Information about the SW12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW12 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 376
Semi-Detached 1506
Terraced 4000
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4836
Flat (Converted) 4778
Residence in Commercial Building 398
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 15901

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2894
Owned with Mortgage 4578
Shared Ownership 139
Rented: From Council 936
Rented: Other Social 1591
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4866
Rented: Other 226
Rent Free 150
Total 15380

Housing Occupancy Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 4578
Two People 5458
Three People 2488
Four People 1874
Five People 656
Six People 234
Seven People 46
8+ People 46
Total 15380

Social Grade

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 7125
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3964
C2 - Skilled manual workers 851
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1435
Total 13375

Gender Back to Top

Male 17502
Female 18650
Total 36152

Age Groups Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 2543
5-7 1084
8-9 577
10-14 1251
15 197
16-17 411
18-19 373
20-24 2696
25-29 6619
30-44 11612
45-59 4701
60-64 1069
65-74 1590
75-84 974
85-89 256
90+ 199
Total 36152

Relationship Status Back to Top

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 17634
Married 9461
Divorced 1584
Separated 584
Widowed 1045
Same Sex 192
Total 30500

Health Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 21915
Good 10194
Fair 2867
Bad 904
Very Bad 272
Total 36152

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 19570
Apprenticeship 245
2+ A Levels 2483
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2028
1-4 GCSEs 1549
No GCSEs 2725
Other 1900
Total 30500

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28014
Mixed Ethnicity 1613
Indian 823
Pakistani 599
Bangladeshi 224
Chinese 425
Other Asian 563
Black African 1499
Black Caribbean 1386
Other Black/African/Caribbean 504
Other 502
Total 36152

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23978
Wales 517
Scotland 836
Northern Ireland 347
Republic of Ireland 835
European Union 2554
Other 7085
Total 36152

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28404
Republic of Ireland 1023
Europe (including European Union) 2937
African Countries 716
Middle East or Asia 511
North America or Caribbean 827
Central America 20
South America 201
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1600
None 1627

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18895
No Religion 11485
Buddhist 220
Hindu 554
Jewish 303
Muslim 1756
Sikh 71
Other Religion 155
Not Stated 2713
Total 36152

Economic Activity

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 17048
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1979
Self Employed 3438
Unemployed 1024
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1716
Retired 1616
Looking After Home or Family 1024
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 668
Other 558
Total 29071

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 7
Mining/Quarrying 56
Manufacturing 433
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 65
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 706
RetailInc. Wholesale 1866
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 504
Accommodation and Food 733
Information and Communication 2367
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3315
Real Estate 612
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4784
Administration 1324
Public Administration and Defence 994
Education 1733
HealthInc. Social Work 1993
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1420
Total 22941